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Glen Korthanke video interview on experiences in World War II (transcript)

Glen Korthanke video interview on experiences in World War II (transcript)
Creator: Korthanke, Glen
Date: July 13, 2007
Glen Korthanke was inducted into the Navy in 1944 and served until 1946. He went to boot camp in Farragut, Idaho, and aircraft mechanics school in Norman, Oklahoma. He also attended gunnery school. He was trained as a control bomber PVT in Lake City, Florida and was then sent to the Pacific theater. He was born November 15, 1923 near Robinson, Kansas, and graduated from Hiawatha High School. He was a baseball player and provided a lot of information about that as well as his family. He was interviewed by Suzette McCord-Rogers on Jul 13, 2007. The 2005 Kansas Legislature passed a bill funding the WWII Veterans Oral History grant program. This transcript is from one of the community institutions receiving grants. The transcript of the interview is presented here; the original video copy of the interview is available through the Doniphan County Historical Society (Troy) and through the Kansas State Historical Society.


Kansas Film Commission site photographs, subject businesses

Kansas Film Commission site photographs, subject businesses
Creator: Kansas Film Commission
Date: 1980s-2000s
These are panoramic photographs of locations in Kansas created by the Kansas Film Commission to promote scenes to film companies. The panoramics were created by taking individual photos and taping them together. The photographs are arranged alphabetically by subject and then location. The subject of this part of the collection is businesses, including banks, bars, general stores, food stores, funeral homes, gas stations, hotels, malls, miscellaneous buildings, newspaper offices, restaurants, toy stores, and workshops.


Kansas Film Commission site photographs, towns Oakley - Syracuse

Kansas Film Commission site photographs, towns Oakley - Syracuse
Creator: Kansas Film Commission
Date: 1988-2002
These are panoramic photographs of Kansas towns beginning with Leavenworth and ending with Norway. The Kansas Film Commission created the photos to promote Kansas locations to film companies. Many of the photographs show business districts and buildings. The panoramics were created by taking individual photos and taping them together. Towns and cities included in this part of the collection are: Oakley, Oberlin, Olathe,Olsburg, Osage City, Osawatomie, Ottawa, Overbrook, Palco, Palmer, Paola, Pawnee Rock, Paxico, Peabody, Penalosa, Penokee, Perry, Peru, Pfeifer, Plainville, Plevna, Potwin, Pratt, Pretty Prairie, Quenemo,Quinter, Ramona, Ransom, Raymond, Reading, Redwing, Republic, Rexford, Robinson, Roeland Park, Rolla, Rossville, Sabetha, Salina, Satanta, Scammon, Scranton, Sedan, Selden, Severy, Severance, Silver Lake, Smileyberg, Smolan, Soldier, Solomon, Sparks, Stafford County (Hudson), Sterling, St. Francis, St. George, St. Marys, St. Peter, Studley, Sun City, and Syracuse. Photos of courthouses are included for several communities. Some of the photos of communities show churches, grain elevators, water towers, parks, public/government buildings, railroad depots and tracks, and residences. There are aerial photographs for Ottawa, Paola, and Paxico.


Kansas Woman's Christian Temperance Union memory book

Kansas Woman's Christian Temperance Union memory book
Creator: Kansas Woman's Christian Temperance Union
Date: Between 1941 and 1950
This memorial book contains photographs and biographical sketches of members of the Kansas Woman's Christian Temperance Union. Click "Text Version" below for a searchable index of the names contained in this volume.


Meacham's illustrated atlas of Brown and Nemaha counties, Kansas

Meacham's illustrated atlas of Brown and Nemaha counties, Kansas
Creator: J.H. Meacham & Company.
Date: 1887
This atlas shows maps of each township with the names of landowners. It has a Patrons Business Directory of Brown County p. 119-122, and a Patrons Business Directory of Nemaha County, p. 123-127, and plats of towns as of the year of publication.


Plat book of Brown County, Kansas

Plat book of Brown County, Kansas
Creator: Northwest Publishing Company.
Date: 1904
This atlas shows maps of each township, school district boundaries, and the names of landowners in Brown County, Kansas. It has a patrons' directory and plats of towns as of the year of publication. Page twenty-nine shows the first allotment of the Kickapoo Indian Reservation. This copy made available through the cooperation of Morrill Public Library in Hiawatha, Kansas.


Robert Idol video interview on experiences in World War II (transcript)

Robert Idol video interview on experiences in World War II (transcript)
Creator: Idol, Robert Milward
Date: 1 February 2008
Robert Idol was drafted into the Army (Infantry) in 1945 and served until 1947 in the Quartermaster Battalion. He was stationed in Manila, Philippines, and was involved in arrangements to sent troops home. He was in Manila when the Philippines received its independence on July 4, 1946. Both General Eisenhower and Gen. MacArthur were there for the event and Idol saw both of them. He family lived in Robinson, Kansas when he was born on October 25, 1926, but he was born in a hospital in St. Joseph, Missouri. After attending Kansas University on the G. I. Bill, he became a third generation banker in the family bank. He was interviewed by Suzette McCord-Rogers on Feb. 1, 2008. The 2005 Kansas Legislature passed a bill funding the WWII Veterans Oral History grant program. This transcript is from one of the nine community institutions that received these grants. The transcript from the interview is presented here; the original video copy of the interview is available through the Doniphan County Historical Society (Troy) and through the Kansas State Historical Society.


Standard atlas of Brown County, Kansas

Standard atlas of Brown County, Kansas
Creator: Geo. A. Ogle & Co.
Date: 1919
This atlas shows maps of each township with the names of landowners. It has a patrons' directory, and plats of towns as of the year of publication.


Union Pacific Railroad Company depot, Robinson, Kansas

Union Pacific Railroad Company depot, Robinson, Kansas
Creator: Killam, H.
Date: November 22, 1959
This photograph shows the Union Pacific Railroad Company depot in Robinson, Kansas. The one-story wooden structure with clapboard siding was part of the Kansas Division, St. Joseph Branch at milepost 34.2. The depot no longer stands.


William Crabtree audio interview on experiences in World War II

William Crabtree audio interview on experiences in World War II
Creator: Crabtree, William
Date: March 28, 2007
Corporal/Specialist Crabtree enlisted in the Army Air Corps in 1942 and served until 1946 as a the radio operator. He was stationed at Jefferson Barracks, Missouri; Madison, Wisconsin; and in California. He learned the Morse code. Most of his active duty was in Haiti and Puerto Rico. As a radio operator, he sent and received messages and decoded them when necessary. He was interviewed by Suzette McCord-Rogers on Mar 28, 2007. He was born on a farm north of Highland, Kansas, on September 12, 1920. His mother died on the day he was born so he was raised by an aunt and uncle. He attended grade school in Robinson, Kansas, and high school in Highland. He attended Highland Junior College for 2 1/2 years. He returned to Highland after the war and married shortly after he got home. The 2005 Kansas Legislature passed a bill funding the WWII Veterans Oral History grant program. This transcript is from one of the nine community institutions that received these grants. The transcript from the interview is presented here; the original audio copy of the interview is available through the Doniphan County Historical Society (Troy) and through the Kansas State Historical Society.


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